Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Open a world of possibilities for your career with an affordable, UT caliber chemical engineering degree from UT Tyler’s Jasper Department of Chemical Engineering. We offer the only program within a 175-mile radius of Dallas. Our strong ties to industry ensure a practice-based approach to learning.

Nationally Ranked Engineering Program

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Chemical engineers are responsible for the design and operation of chemical processes. They are involved with the manufacturing of most of our everyday products, from toothpaste and dish soap to plastics, fuels and even electronics. Over 1,500 companies in East Texas, including manufacturers, engineering firms and pharmaceutical entities, employ chemical engineers.

Let Us Help You Reach Your Goals

Scholarships are available to UT Tyler students through the University’s Jasper Endowment Funds. Jasper Ventures partnered with UT Tyler to launch the Jasper Department of Chemical Engineering.

A chemical engineering major is among the top 10 college majors with the best starting salaries. The median starting salary is $72,126 (US News & World Report). Current employment rates for UT Tyler graduates are higher than 80 percent, and our alums rank in the top three in median earnings among UT System schools at the one- and five-year mark after graduation.

Get Involved

Join UT Tyler’s AIChE student organization and have fun while participating in national competitions. Design and build your own small-scale automobile in the ChemE car contest, or test your chemical engineering knowledge in ChemE Jeopardy.

Specialize Your UT Tyler Degree

Biochemical Engineering

Study how biological organisms can be used or genetically altered for medical & industrial purposes.


Study conventional and alternative sources of energy and how they can contribute to society’s needs.

Environmental Remediation

Study the processes and plants which ensure that society’s needs are met while simultaneously protecting the environment.


Study how the properties of materials – such as plastics, metals & ceramics – can be tailored for applications of interest, using advanced tools such as nanotechnology.

Meet a Professor

Dr. Fernando Resende

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Resende uses chemical reaction engineering methods to develop new routes for biofuel production. His work includes production of gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from wood, grass and kelp.

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